Bittrex NY Users to be Caught Off Guard

Due to legal issues, Bittrex ceased providing service to residents of New York and despite warning two month ago, some users got their assets blocked
10 June 2019   379

Bittrex Cryptocurrency Exchange on June 9 completely stopped the service of New Yorkers. Although the official announcement about the need to withdraw funds from the trading platform was published 2 months before, comments on the network indicate that not all users of the exchange knew the plan of action. Reddit users report about it.

The amount of people that don't know is staggering. I saved my friend 40k yesterday.
 

alexcaggz @reddit

Residents of New York accounts ban at Bittrex was the result of the refusal of the local financial regulator to provide the exchange with a license to carry out activities in its jurisdiction.

The New York State Department of Financial Services has exposed the company in numerous violations of current requirements, including providing access to the trading platform to residents of countries from the sanction lists and users who have used false names. Bittrex itself claims that it was negotiated, and insists that it took measures to eliminate a substantial part of the regulator's comments.

Last week, Bittrex announced that it will close access to 32 assets on its platform for US users.

CFTC to Approve LedgerX's Deliverable BTC Futures

At the same time, another platforms such as Bakkt, ErisX and Seed CX still awaiting regulatory approval
26 June 2019   64

Cryptocurrency derivatives provider LedgerX LLC has received a license from the Authorized Derivatives Market (DCM) from the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), which will allow it to launch the country's first bitcoin futures.

Deliveries for deliverable futures are made in the underlying asset, not in fiat funds. Thus, LedgerX outstripped the Bakkt, ErisX and Seed CX platforms, which are still awaiting regulatory approval.

At the same time, LedgerX intends to launch the Omni platform for trading options, swaps, and bitcoin futures for retail investors, since at the moment it does not see enough interest from institutional market participants.

However, it should be added that some experts have already expressed fears that the nature of the license received will not allow LedgerX to provide margin tools to customers, and Bakkt should have such functionality.

Recall about the intentions to obtain the appropriate permission and overtake competitors LedgerX said in April.